Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

Tigers, Not Daughters

By: Samantha Mabry

The Torres sisters dream of escape. Escape from their needy and despotic widowed father, and from their San Antonio neighborhood, full of old San Antonio families and all the traditions and expectations that go along with them. In the summer after her senior year of high school, Ana, the oldest sister, falls to her death from her bedroom window. A year later, her three younger sisters, Jessica, Iridian, and Rosa, are still consumed by grief and haunted by their sister’s memory.

Their dream of leaving Southtown now seems out of reach. But then strange things start happening around the house: mysterious laughter, mysterious shadows, mysterious writing on the walls. The sisters begin to wonder if Ana really is haunting them, trying to send them a message—and what exactly she’s trying to say.

ISBN: 9781616208967

JLG Release: Jul 2020


Sensitive Areas: Language: Strong Language , Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes , Violence: Domestic/Physical Abuse , Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Underage Use
Topics: Sisters , Family problems , Grief , Ghosts , Hispanic and Latino Americans , San Antonio, Texas

Like this book? Get more like it every month.

City High School

Grades 10 & Up

12 titles/year

$214.20/year

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Publishers Weekly*, School Library Journal*

School Library Journal

Little Women meets The Virgin Suicides with a magical realist twist in this evocative and lovely novel. There used to be four Torres sisters: Ana, Jessica, Iridian, and Rosa. Each with a strong individual personality, they captivated the boys of their San Antonio neighborhood with their beauty and ferocity. But when Ana died, falling out of her win Little Women meets The Virgin Suicides with a magical realist twist in this evocative and lovely novel. There used to be four Torres sisters: Ana, Jessica, Iridian, and Rosa. Each with a strong individual personality, they captivated the boys of their San Antonio neighborhood with their beauty and ferocity. But when Ana died, falling out of her window, the sisters each reacted to their grief differently. Jessica tried to replace Ana in her old life, Iridian lost herself in books, and spiritual Rosa became preoccupied by looking for signs to explain why this happened. But their memories are tangible as well as mental, as Ana’s ghost haunts them in the form of mysterious occurrences in their house. Much of the plot, told from multiple points of view, examines how the family members balance their personal challenges with their grief. Ultimately, Ana’s ghost is the impetus for the surviving sisters to reconnect and find the strength to move forward, together. Similar to the March sisters, the Bennets in Pride and Prejudice, and the three sisters in King Lear (which inspired this book’s title), Jessica, Iridian, and Rosa have competitive, at times jealousy-tinged, but ultimately loving relationships. Mabry’s lyrical style weaves themes of sisterhood, death, and romance along with Shakespearean inspiration and paranormal elements to create something magical. This novel is sure to appeal to fans of Mabry’s other works, and could serve as an introduction to magical realism for those unfamiliar with the genre. An engaging, heartfelt exploration of the multifaceted inner lives of teen girls and sisterhood.

Book Details

ISBN

9781616208967

First Release

July 2020

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Page Count

288

Accelerated Reader

N/A

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Algonquin

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Language: Strong Language , Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes , Violence: Domestic/Physical Abuse , Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Underage Use

Topics

Sisters, Family problems, Grief, Ghosts, Hispanic and Latino Americans, San Antonio, Texas,

Standard MARC Record

Download Standard MARC Record

Cover Art

Download Cover Art

Recommended Titles From City High School

Music from Another World

by Robin Talley

City High School

$17.85

Tigers, Not Daughters

by Samantha Mabry

City High School

$17.85

Look

by Zan Romanoff

City High School

$17.85

This Train Is Being Held

by Ismée Williams

City High School

$17.85
Copyright © 2017 Magento, Inc. All rights reserved.